Kidz World Staff

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Kidz World!

Stephenie

Stephenie Duncan, Director of Kidz World Childcare, Inc. has over 17 years of experience in the field of child care. She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School. She holds her CDA and Director’s credential. She is CPR/First Aid certified. Stephenie is the cog that moves the wheel at Kidz World and fulfills many roles in her duties. She receives great respect from all the children and is the go-to person for all staff. She is a problem solver and goes above and beyond each day to ensure the safety of the children and the success of the business. Her proudest accomplishments thus far are: her daughter’s and grandson, obtaining her Director’s credential, and being a part of the growth of Kidz World. Among her many favorites in life are: the color purple, a good hamburger, supporting the Chicago Cubs and Dallas Cowboys, and anything Batman. Her favorite quote is also from Batman, “It's because of people like you that I became this. And you'll never give me a reason to become someone else.” When asked why she loves her job so much, she replied, “I just love the kids and the families we serve and the family environment of Kidz World.”

Belinda

Belinda Davis, Office Manager of Kidz World Childcare, Inc. has 27 years of administrative experience with 10 of those years in the child care field. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and an Associate’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education. She holds a CDA and her Director's Credential. She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School, AIU Online, and Henderson Community College. Her proudest accomplishments thus far are: her family and watching her career evolve through hard work and perseverance, and being married to an incredible man for 23 years. Some of her favorite things in life are; the color purple, spending quality time with her family, learning new skills, writing, photography, graphic design, and Hobo burgers. Wolverine is her favorite superhero. Her all-time favorite quote is, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” When asked about what she loves most about her job she replied, “Nothing excites me more than helping people, teaching children, and seeing a smile on their face as they realize the potential they hold.”

Anne

Elizabeth “Anne” Cabell, Curriculum Specialist of Kidz World Childcare, Inc. has 40 years of experience in the field of education. She holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and is an alumnus of Henderson City High School and Western Kentucky University. Her greatest accomplishments thus far are: being married to a loving, caring husband who is always there for her, having a wonderful son, daughter-in-law, and precious granddaughter, and getting her Master’s Degree which allows her the great pleasure she takes in educating the children of Henderson. Ms. Anne is a wonderful loving person with an intense passion for education and the development of a child’s mind. Among her many favorites in life are: the color red, seafood with a preference for crab legs, supporting the Dallas Cowboys, and Minnie Mouse. Her favorite hobby is playing the piano. Her favorite quote is Matthew 21:22, “And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” While Ms. Anne is officially a retired teacher, she loves her job at Kidz World because it keeps her teaching and working with children each and every day and for that, she is very grateful.

Alexis

Alexis, is the cook and Float at Kidz World. Ms. Alexis has 5 years of experience in childcare. She is an alumnus of Benjamin Bosse High School. She is currently enrolled in the CDA program at HCC. She recently received her CPT (Certified Phlebotomist Technician) certification. She is the proud mother of one son and twin girls. Her favorite color is blue. She loves Italian food. She proudly supports UK and the Patriots. She loves all Disney and super hero characters. Her favorite hobby is making bows. When asked why she loves her job so much, she replied, “There are many reasons.” Ms. Alexis is very loving and nurturing and believes the care and education of the child is top priority. She has a kind word and smile for everyone she meets.

Brandi

Brandi, is a teacher in the 4+ room at Kidz World Childcare, Inc. She has 8 years of experience in the field of childcare. She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School and Henderson Community College where she obtained her Director's Credential. She is CPR/First Aid Certified. Her proudest accomplishments thus far are: evolving in her career at Kidz World, her precious daughter, and being a part of the lives of the children and families of Kidz World. Among her many favorites in life are the color pink, seafood, Disney Princess Ariel, and Batman. Her hobby is hanging out with family. Her favorite quote is, “You’re killing me Smalls!” When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “I love kids and I love to come to work every day. I love the challenge.” Ms. Brandi is the go-to person for projects and family participation events. She takes great pride in decorating the building and making sure everything always looks great.

Rose

Rose Mary, is a Float at Kidz World Childcare. Ms. Roro, as the children call her, is an alumnus of Henderson Co High.  Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is being a mother, grandmother of two, and Aunt to 15 nieces and nephews.  Her favorite color is purple. Fried chicken is her favorite food. She strongly advocates for Autism Awareness.  Mickey Mouse is her favorite Disney character while Superman her favorite super hero. Her favorite hobby is reading. Her favorite quote is “Yes you can!”  When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “I love working with kids!” Ms. Rose Mary is the constant smile at Kidz World. Among her many duties, she keeps the place sparkling clean. Ms. Rose Mary is often the first face the children see every morning and she puts a smile on all of their faces. She loves the children and her job!

Savannah

Savannah, is lead teacher at Kidz World in the 2-yr old Red room. She is an alumnus of HCC where she obtained her Associates Degree in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education. Her proudest accomplishments in life thus far is being in a profession she loves, marrying a great man, and making a life with him. Her favorite color is black. Her favorite food is anything with cheese. She loves rock music. Her favorite movie is the Breakfast Club. Savannah's favorite Disney character is Mulan while her favorite superhero is Captain America. Her favorite hobbies are reading and thrift shopping. Her favorite quote is, “If you can’t find any weirdness we’ll have to make some”. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “I am a nurturing person and my favorite part of childcare is the bonds created with children and their families. I love knowing I help make a difference in the world, no matter how small”. She believes Early Childhood Education is important because, “…the first five years of a child’s life is a window of opportunity… ECE shapes the future”.

Annabel

Annabel, is a Float and travels from room to room caring for children and staff needs. Ms. Annabel has 10 years of experience in childcare and holds a CDA. She is an alumnus of Walhalla High School. She is currently enrolled in the IECE program at HCC where she will obtain her Associates. She is the proud mother of one son. Her proudest accomplishments have been the opportunity to serve at Camp Hope and Camp Sertoma. Her favorite colors are lime, black, and pink. She loves fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and rice. She proudly supports Clemson. She’s a big fan of Simba and Batman. Her favorite hobby is drawing. When asked why she loves her job so much, she replied, “Being around the children and teaching them new things.” Ms. Annabel always has a smile for everyone she meets.

Tish

Eticia (Ms. Tish), Teacher of Kidz World Childcare, Inc. is lead teacher in the 3-year old Blue room. Ms. Tish has 15 years of experience in a licensed childcare. She is an alumnus of Owensboro High School. She is currently enrolled at Ashford University where she will obtain her Bachelor's in IECE. She is CPR/First Aid Certified. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is being a good Mom, dedicated teacher, and good friend. Her favorite color is pink. Chinese and Italian are her favorite foods. She proudly supports the Dallas Cowboys. Princess Tiana is her favorite Disney character while Batman her favorite superhero. Her favorite hobbies are shopping and refinishing old furniture. “and this too shall pass,” is her all-time favorite quote. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “It’s truly been a God-given gift. Planning, art, and children’s positive development are what I truly enjoy in life.”

Kendi

Kendi, is the lead teacher in the infant room at Kidz World Childcare, Inc. She is an alumnus of Henderson County Academy and is currently enrolled at HCC earning her CDA. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is being a mom to three adorable children. Her favorite color is olive green. Her favorite food is pizza. She loves country music. She supports the Cubs baseball team. Reading is Kendi’s favorite hobby while Twilight her favorite movie. Captain America is her superhero and Belle her favorite Disney character. Her favorite quote is, “I can do all things through Christ.” She believes early childhood education is important because, “kids are our future, so they need to be properly educated and cared for.” Her five-year career goals are to be great at her job and be the very best mom she can be.

Kaitlin

Kaitlin, teacher at Kidz World Childcare, Inc. teaches in the 1-yr old rooms. Ms. Kaitlin has 3 years’ experience in childcare.  She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School. She has her CDA. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is becoming a mother to two beautiful girls.  Her favorite color is pink. Chicken is her favorite food. She’s a big UK Wildcat fan.  Minnie is her favorite Disney character while Superman her favorite superhero. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “I love kids! And I love working with kids!”

Jessika

Jessika, is lead teacher in the one-year-old room at Kidz World. Ms. Jessika has 4 years of experience in childcare. She is an alumnus of Henderson Academy. She has her CDA. Her proudest accomplishments have been graduating high school, having her two sons, and being a teacher at Kidz World. Her favorite color is purple. She loves pizza. Spiderman is her favorite super hero.  Her favorite quote is, “I can do all things through Christ.” When asked why she loves her job so much, she replied, “I get to see children grow and learn new things every day.” Jessika takes great pride in her work and you can often find her coming up with new and interesting ideas for class time.

Selena

Selena, is a teacher in the Orange room at Kidz World.  Ms. Selena has 3 years of experience in childcare. She is an alumnus of Henderson County High and is currently enrolled at Henderson Community College where she will receive her Associates in IECE. She has a CDA. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is being a mentor to the children.  Her favorite color is red. Pizza is her favorite food. She proudly supports the Louisville Cardinals. She spends her spare time, between working at Kidz World, going to high school, and playing on the tennis team, cooking and reading are her loves. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “Teaching the children new things and them developing in so many ways, is rewarding.” Ms. Selena is a beautiful person, inside and out, and thoroughly enjoys life and is a joy to be around.

Paula

Paula, is one of the morning teachers in the infant room.  Ms. Paula has 20+ years of experience educating children. She has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood. She is an alumnus of Henderson Community College. Her proudest accomplishment in life has been teaching the children in the community of Henderson, KY. Her favorite color is red. Pizza is her favorite food. She’s a proud supporter of the Seattle Seahawks. Her favorite Disney character is Belle. In her spare time, between working at Kidz World and Thelma B. Johnson ELC, she loves to read. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “I get to watch children grow and learn every day.”

Michelle

Michelle, is the Administrative Assistant at Kidz World. She comes to us with three-years’ experience in administration. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Services from USI. Her proudest accomplishment thus far is becoming a mother to three wonderful boys. Her favorite color is turquoise. She loves Chinese food. Her favorite team is the Dallas Cowboys. Ariel from Little Mermaid is her favorite Disney character. Superman is her favorite superhero. In her off time, she loves photography. “This, too, shall pass,” is her favorite quote. When asked why she loves her job she replied, “I love interacting with both children and adults. Learning and helping others is my passion”.

Julie

Julie, teacher at Kidz World Childcare, Inc. substitutes in all rooms. Ms. Julie has 20 years’ experience in childcare.  She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is being a wife, mother, and grandmother.  Her favorite color is red. Mexican is her favorite food. Her favorite sports team is University of Kentucky Wildcats.  Elsa is her favorite Disney character and Superman her favorite superhero. Her hobby is getting to know people. Her favorite quote is, “I can do all things through Christ”. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “I love children and I love to watch them grow and learn”.

Darlene

Darlene, is currently in training at Kidz World Childcare, Inc. She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School and is currently enrolled at HCC to obtain her CDA. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is raising her three wonderful sons who she is so proud of and welcoming her beautiful granddaughter, Braylee, into the world. Her favorite color is purple. Her favorite food is taco’s. She loves country music. Her favorite movie is the Notebook. She is a Indiana Colt’s fan. Darlene's favorite Disney character is Cinderella while her favorite superhero is Superman. Her favorite hobbies are cooking, cleaning, and swimming. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “I love children, I love to watch them grow and become a smart and happy person.” She believes early childhood education is important because, “it’s important for children to get them ready for school. I believe it helps everyone involved.” Her 5-year career goals include getting her CDA and becoming an even better teacher.

Wanda

Wanda, teacher at Kidz World Childcare, Inc, is in the infant room.  She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School. She has seven years’ experience in licensed childcare including being a Director.  Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is being a mother of two children and grandmother to four. She is also very proud of being married to her husband, Ray for the past 46 years. Her favorite color is red. Mexican is her favorite food. She proudly supports the St. Louis Cardinals. Her favorite Disney character is Pluto and favorite superhero, Superman. Gardening is her passion. “You had me at hello,” is her favorite quote. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “because, I love children”.

Zaria

Zaria, is currently in training in the 1-yr old rooms at Kidz World. She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is becoming a Christian. Her favorite color is purple. Her favorite food is Chinese. She loves all music. Her favorite movie is anything Disney. Zaria's favorite Disney characters are Mulan, Hannah Montana, and Penny Proud. Her favorite superheroes are the Flash and Astro Boy. Singing is her favorite hobby. Her favorite quote is, “I can do all things through Christ”. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “I love seeing children smile”. She believes Early Childhood Education is important because, “Children are the future”.

Kelsey

Kelsey, teacher at Kidz World Childcare, Inc, is in the 1-yr old room. She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School. She has her CDA. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is receiving the honor of being named in Who’s Who in America for soccer. Her favorite color is coral. Pizza is her favorite food. She proudly supports the USA soccer team. Her favorite Disney character is Belle and the Hulk is her favorite superhero. Kelsey’s favorite hobby is playing sports. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “I love working with kids and watching them grow”.

Mariana

Mariana, assistant teacher at Kidz World Childcare, Inc, in the 2-yr old Red room. She is an alumnus of University of OCTC. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is completing school under challenging circumstances. Her favorite color is blue. Her favorite food is Rios. She loves Indie music. Her favorite movie is West Side Story. Mariana’s favorite hobby is doing DIY projects. Her favorite quote is, “Pretty is as pretty does.” When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “because I am able to watch kids develop as they grow.” Mariana believes early childhood education is important because, “It sets the stage and is the building blocks for children.” Mariana’s 5-year career goals are continuing her education in Early Childhood Education and becoming a kindergarten teacher.

Blaize

Blaize, teacher at Kidz World Childcare, Inc, is one of the assistant teachers in the 1-yr old rooms.  She is an alumnus of Vincennes Lincoln High School. She is a certified hair-stylist and make-up artist. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is graduating with honors and becoming a mom. Her favorite color is green. Her favorite food is sushi.  She loves classic rock. Her favorite movie is Juno. She supports the Jacksonville Jaguars. Her favorite Disney character is Ariel while her favorite super hero is Spiderman. Blaize’s favorite hobby is make-up application. Her favorite quote is, “I love you more today than yesterday.” When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “I love watching children grow and learn new things. They have a new adventure every day”. Blaize believes early childhood education is important because, “I believe the earlier a child is introduced to a different experience the better chances they have to adapting in the future.” Her 5-year career goals are pursuing an education in Early Childhood Education.

Allison

Allison, assistant teacher at Kidz World Childcare, Inc, is morning teacher in the preschool room.  She is an alumnus of Eastern KY University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is being married to her wonderful husband for 30 years and raising their five awesome children. Her favorite color is green. Her favorite food is chicken and dumplings. Her favorite music is anything she can dance to. Allison is a fan of the UK Wildcats.  Her favorite movie is You’ve Got Mail. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “I love kids and love seeing their eyes light up when they get something.” She believes early childhood education is important because, “The early years are the most formative and when a child is like a sponge soaking everything in. It sets the stage for their future.”

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